Good Headline: Study Finds Flu Shots are Safe for Kids (Washington Post 10.25.06)
I think this headline is good because even without reading the article you get a little piece of news. You can glance at it, for example and learn that it’s fine to give your child a flu shot. It’s concise and clear and practical.
Bad Headline: Chewing Food With Her Legs (USA Today 10.24.06)
This is for an article about how crabs chew their food with their legs but it sounds really strange on first glance and they could have made it more clear to the reader.